#Department of Justice

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US Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland.(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Garland is expected to bring a completely revamped way of leading the justice department
  • He addressed topics like "systematic racism" and "implicit bias" in the US
  • He is expected to be confirmed by the committee by next week

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Coronel is the mother of twin daughters. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Emma Coronel Aispuro faces a minimum of 10 years in prison
  • Coronel faces charges for trafficking cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana
  • She will be pleading innocent to all charges

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Emma Coronel Aispuro is in US custody.(Photo Credit:AFP/File)

  • Emma Coronel Aispuro faces charges of trafficking cocaine and other drugs
  • She was arrested as she arrived at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington
  • It was not previously known that US authorities intended to arrest her

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Merrick Garland is currently and appeals court judge in the US (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Merrick Garland made the statements in front of the Senate Justice Committee 
  • He compared the 1995 attacks in Oklahoma City to the US Capitol riots
  • He further committed to keep the Department of Justice free of any political motive

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A North Carolina man made several calls to the White House, threatening US President Joe Biden (right) and others. (AP/PTI File Photo)

  • David Kyle Reeves, 27, could face five years in prison and a $250,000 fine
  • The 27-year-old had contacted the White House switchboard multiple times from Jan 28 to Feb 1
  • The North Carolina man has allegedly said that he was going to kill everyone and 'chop your heads off'

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Julian Assange faces 175 years in jail in the US on 18 charges of espionage. (Photo credit: Wikileaks Twitter page)

  • Twenty-four organisations wrote an open letter to Joe Biden
  • Under the previous Donald Trump administration, the Department of Justice filed 18 charges against Assange
  • The US claims he helped intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning steal the 2010 documents

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A Wisconsin pharmacist on Tuesday pleaded guilty of tampering with hundreds of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The DOJ report said that Steven Brandenburg intentionally left the vaccine doses unrefrigerated for two nights
  • Brandenburg was charged with two counts of attempting to tamper with consumer products
  • The charges imposed on Steven carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison

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Pro-Trump protesters clashed with police as they stormed the US Capitol. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Many of the initial charges announced were for minor crimes
  • Sherwin said prosecutors have now added "significant" felony charges for most of the 150 suspects
  • Federal authorities are also investigating a number of participants for possible conspiracy and sedition charges

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Acting Attorney General issued a new memo for federal prosecutors.(Representative/Unsplash)

  • The memo was issued saying the department would return to its longstanding previous policy
  • The "zero tolerance" policy meant that any adult caught crossing the border illegally would be prosecuted for illegal entry
  • Children were taken into custody by Health and Human Services, seperating them from their parents

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According to Susan Rice, US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order later on Tuesday. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The move to stop using private prisons to house federal inmates is one of several criminal justice reforms proposed by Biden
  • Private prison operators first emerged in the United States in the 1980s
  • Barack Obama also sought to do away with federal use of private prisons